• The 32nd European Film Awards: Winners & Presenters

  • EFA 2019 | European Documentary - FOR SAMA

  • EFA 2019 | European Short - THE CHRISTMAS GIFT

  • EFA 2019 | European Film - THE FAVOURITE

  • EFA 2019 | European Co-Production Award - Prix Eurimages

  • EFA 2019 | Exellence Awards | 2019

  • EFA 2019 | European Discovery – Prix Fipresci | 2019

  • EFA 2019 | European Screenwriter | 2019

The 32nd European Film Awards: Winners & Presenters

EFA 2019 | European Documentary - FOR SAMA

EFA 2019 | European Short - THE CHRISTMAS GIFT

EFA 2019 | European Film - THE FAVOURITE

EFA 2019 | European Co-Production Award - Prix Eurimages

EFA 2019 | Exellence Awards | 2019

EFA 2019 | European Discovery – Prix Fipresci | 2019

EFA 2019 | European Screenwriter | 2019

The 32nd European Film Awards

Back in Berlin, like every second year, this year's EFAs took place on 7 December. Berlin-based German filmmaker Dietrich Brüggemann was the creative director behind the 32nd European Film Awards, handling both stage direction and script. Writer and script consultant Volker Ferenz skilfully put together all presentation texts. 

Leading through the EFA Ceremony 2019 were two European actresses: Anna Brüggemann and Aistė Diržiūtė.

Among the highlights were The European Achievement in World Cinema Award, presented in an emotional speech by Claire Denis to Juliette Binoche, and soprano Alexandra Hutton performing an aria written and composed by Dietrich Brüggemann for Werner Herzog, recipient of the EFA Lifetime Achievement Award.

The full list of awards:

EUROPEAN FILM 2019
THE FAVOURITE
UK, Ireland
DIRECTED BY Yorgos Lanthimos
WRITTEN BY Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara
PRODUCED BY Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday & Yorgos Lanthimos

EUROPEAN COMEDY 2019
THE FAVOURITE

UK, Ireland
DIRECTED BY Yorgos Lanthimos
WRITTEN BY Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara
PRODUCED BY Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday & Yorgos Lanthimos

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2019 – Prix FIPRESCI
LES MISÉRABLES
France
DIRECTED BY Ladj Ly
WRITTEN BY Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini & Alexis Manenti
PRODUCED BY Christophe Barral & Toufik Ayadi

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2019
FOR SAMA
UK, USA
DIRECTED BY Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts
PRODUCED BY Waad al-Kateab

EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2019
BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES   
BUÑUEL EN EL LABERINTO DE LAS TORTUGAS
Spain, The Netherlands
DIRECTED BY Salvador Simó
WRITTEN BY Eligio Montero & Salvador Simó
PRODUCED BY Manuel Cristobal, José Fernández de Vega & Bruno Felix
ANIMATION Manolo Galiana

EUROPEAN SHORT FILM 2019
THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
CADOUL DE CRĂCIUN

Romania, Spain, fiction, 23 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Bogdan Mureşanu
PRODUCED BY Bogdan Mureşanu, Vlad Iorga, Victor Dumitrovici & Eduardo M Escribano Solera

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2019
Yorgos Lanthimos for THE FAVOURITE

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2019
Olivia Colman in THE FAVOURITE

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2019
Antonio Banderas in PAIN AND GLORY

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2019
Céline Sciamma for PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY 2019
Robbie Ryan for THE FAVOURITE

EUROPEAN EDITING 2019
Yorgos Mavropsaridis for THE FAVOURITE

EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGN 2019
Antxon Gómez for PAIN AND GLORY

EUROPEAN COSTUME DESIGN 2019
Sandy Powell for THE FAVOURITE

EUROPEAN HAIR & MAKE-UP 2019
Nadia Stacey for THE FAVOURITE

EUROPEAN ORIGINAL SCORE 2019
John Gürtler for SYSTEM CRASHER

EUROPEAN SOUND 2019
Eduardo Esquide, Nacho Royo-Villanova & Laurent Chassaigne for A TWELVE-YEAR NIGHT

EUROPEAN VISUAL EFFECTS 2019
Martin Ziebell, Sebastian Kaltmeyer, Néha Hirve, Jesper Brodersen & Torgeir Busch for ABOUT ENDLESSNESS

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Werner Herzog

EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA AWARD
Juliette Binoche

EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN FICTION SERIES AWARD
BABYLON BERLIN

EURIMAGES CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2019
Ankica Jurić Tilić

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2019 FOR BEST EUROPEAN FILM
COLD WAR
ZIMNA WOJNA
Poland, UK, France
DIRECTED BY Paweł Pawlikowski

EFA YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD 2019 – already announced in May
FIGHT GIRL (VECHTMEISJE)
Netherlands/Belgium
DIRECTED BY: Johan Timmers
WRITTEN BY: Barbara Jurgens
PRODUCED BY: Ineke Kanters & Jan van der Zanden

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY FILM AWARD 2019 – already announced on 6 December
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU)
France 
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Céline Sciamma
PRODUCED BY Bénédicte Couvreur